Can you guess just what city has the fastest internet speed in the entire state of Washington?
It’s Ephrata with a whopping average download speed of 173.66Mbps. And an average upload speed of 114.17Mbps all supplied by a company called iFiber Communications Corp. servicing Grant, Chelan & Douglas County. Compared to Seattle’s overall state ranking of 5th place. Providing an average download speed of 33.49Mbps and average upload speed of 20.41Mbps. Seattle is serviced by no less than 12 Internet Service Providers (ISP) with Cascadelink on top with 180.36 Mbps, in 4th place is Wave Broadband supplying 34.78Mbps, Comcast falls 5th with 27.75Mbps, Frontier Communications at 16.07Mbps, Verizon Wireless at 11.09Mbps and Mega Path Corporation in the 12th spot with 3.01Mbps Average.
In Everett, WA. Comcast provides an average download speed of 28.29Mbps and Frontier Communications providing 14.44Mbps. Giving Everett a 56 ranking out of 99 cities in Washington State with an average download speed of 18.95Mbps. And averages upload speed of 8.34Mbps
So you don’t live in Ephrata don’t worry. 15 to 50Mbps will give you a good experience without delays For example, one person can play online game’s in one room while someone else is surfing the net and someone else can be using there wireless smart phone and another person is watching a streaming movie (Netflix minimum of 0.5 Mbps for lowest quality and 5Mbps download speed for streaming HD video). All using the same connection. However ISP (Internet Service Providers) charge you for the speed of internet they provide to your home / business so it is a good idea to check your internet speed and see that you are truly getting what you are paying for.
WHAT IS DOWNLOAD / UPLOAD?
Note: Download speed is the speed at which the internet comes into your home or office. Upload speed it the speed in which you sent information from your computer out onto the World Wide Web.
Mbps = Megabit per second refers to data transfer speeds. This term is used to demonstrate the speed at which a transfer takes place. A megabit is just over one million bits per second.
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